Fluoroquinolone News and Research

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Fluoroquinolone is a type of drug used to prevent and treat infections. Fluoroquinolones are associated with an increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture. This risk is further increased in those over age 60, in kidney, heart, and lung transplant recipients, and with use of concomitant steroid therapy.
CDC warns about threat of drug resistant gonorrhoea

CDC warns about threat of drug resistant gonorrhoea

MRSA can be a serious post-operative complication

MRSA can be a serious post-operative complication

U.S. tuberculosis rates all-time low in 2006

U.S. tuberculosis rates all-time low in 2006

Measures to combat XDR-TB worldwide

Measures to combat XDR-TB worldwide

Antibiotic-resistant MRSA all too common

Antibiotic-resistant MRSA all too common

Less antibiotic use in food animals leads to less drug resistance in people

Less antibiotic use in food animals leads to less drug resistance in people

FDA bans antibiotic use for poultry

FDA bans antibiotic use for poultry

Research explains why Shigella and E. coli are rapidly becoming resistant to fluoroquinolones

Research explains why Shigella and E. coli are rapidly becoming resistant to fluoroquinolones

Antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events

Antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events

Drug-resistant bacteria on uncooked poultry products varies by commercial brand

Drug-resistant bacteria on uncooked poultry products varies by commercial brand

Three-day antibiotic treatment for treating bladder infections in women

Three-day antibiotic treatment for treating bladder infections in women

Schering-Plough and Bayer form strategic alliance

Schering-Plough and Bayer form strategic alliance

New York health department issues advisory on gonorrhea

New York health department issues advisory on gonorrhea

Drug-resistant gonorrhea is a major public health concern

Drug-resistant gonorrhea is a major public health concern